Often, after a tedious debate about atheism versus theism, the residual thought that keeps floating in my head is the last verse of Surah Kaafirun. And then I wonder why I had the debate to begin with. But I always get sucked into the debate anyway. It all feels so futile sometimes. But I guess [...]

My Greatest Fear

I fear hypocrisy more than I fear disbelief. Determining, subjectively or objectively, whether one is on the path of Imaan or Kufr is relatively easy, with the most daunting obstacle in this path possibly being arrogance or pride. And both arrogance and pride quickly subsides in the face of overwhelming odds. So at such a [...]

Another tiring post

The day that science creates something out of nothing is the day that I will seriously reconsider my position about atheism. As long as man is manipulating what is already in existence, and as long as we always find more questions with every mystery that we solve, I’ll always marvel at the intelligence, form, function [...]

Oh, The Irony!

nixxbox: Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an? If it had been from [any] other than Allah , they would have found within it much contradiction. - Sura 4:82 Behold! Contradictions in the Qur’an Oops!.. I actually clicked through to see what these contradictions are that you so smugly proclaim to have on the [...]

“He had filthy clothes on as he does metal and construction work. When my mother went out, he came into my house and he closed doors and windows. I started screaming, but he shut me up by putting his hands on my mouth,” she said. The rapist was her cousin’s husband. After the attack, she…
It would be great if the writer could differentiate between cultural practices and Islamic beliefs. Rape is never condoned, and victims are never punished under Islamic law. What happened to this woman in Afghanistan is a reflection of the cultural practices of that region and have never been condoned in Islam. To keep it balanced, shouldn’t the writer have included quotes from Islamic scriptures to support their argument about this being an Islamic practice the same way quotes from Christian scriptures were provided to substantiate their argument against Christianity? Perhaps no such quote could be found? I wish people would get it right at some point…culture versus religious doctrine. They are NOT one and the same despite the persistence of the ignorant among us!

Life and times of butames: Afghan woman's choice: 12 years in jail or marry her rapist and risk death

Trials and calamities are a test , and are a sign of Allah’s love for a person. They are like medicine; even if it is bitter, you offer it despite its bitterness to the one you love - and for Allah is the highest description. “The greatest Reward comes with the greatest trial. Saheeh Hadith, [...]